From version 3.01.00.0000 of Performa a new centralized configuration feature has been implemented.
This centralized configuration is useful bearing in mind the complexity and extension of the corporate networks Panda GateDefender Performa must protect in corporate environments when they require more than one appliance to be deployed and running.
Panda GateDefender Performa’s Web console allows you to manage the protection provided by the different appliances on the corporate network in a centralized way.
In short, the centralized protection management in GateDefender Performa lets you:
- Select the appliances or groups of appliances to which you want to remotely and automatically establish and apply protection settings.
- Select protection settings applicable to the different appliances.
- Select different configuration profiles applicable to the appliances.
- Monitor which settings and profiles have or haven't been applied to each appliance.
It is essential that all appliances whose protection settings will be managed centrally, have the same system version installed.
By using this feature, you will not have to connect individually to each of the appliances every time you want to apply a protection configuration. You only have to enter the login details when you configure the appliances.
Below you will find a summarized description of the screens you'll have to use to remotely and centrally manage the appliances deployed on your network. As you can see, the configuration is simple and intuitive:
Basic process for centrally configuring the protection
- Determine the appliances or groups of appliances to which you want to centrally apply the configuration.
In the Manageable appliances screen, indicate the appliances or groups you want to manage. You can add individual appliances or groups of appliances, and modify or eliminate data. You can change the structure of any group, adding or removing appliances.
- Protection management.
From the Centralized protection management screen, you can establish, if you want to manage individual appliances or the groups defined in the previous step. Once you have selected the configuration, you can apply it directly to all appliances. This configuration will be the main or default settings on the target appliances.
If you want to create or edit protection settings to apply to managed appliances, use the Settings management screen.
- Select an additional profile.
If you want to apply specific configuration profiles to the appliances or to the group of appliances deployed, you can select new profiles and assign them together with their corresponding settings to the appliances or groups of appliances in the Profile selection screen.
You can create or edit configuration profiles from the Protection profile settings screen. As you can see in this screen, a profile specifies the user group, domains, IP/address group, etc., to which a certain configuration is applied (Example: blocking access to certain Web content to the group of IP addresses: 172.16.*.*).